He Is Legend
North Carolina post-hardcore act He Is Legend may have taken its name from Richard Matheson's vampire horror classic I AM LEGEND, but the band's take on screamo is more positive than most groups, so much that the members regularly deflect the idea that He Is Legend is a Christian rock band. He Is Legend formed in 2000, as its members were graduating from high school in Wilmington, NC. Singer Schuylar Croom, lead guitarist Adam Tanbouz, bassist Matt Williams, and drummer Steven Bache cycled through a variety of band names and musical approaches before establishing themselves as He Is Legend. After a self-releasing a demo, (A KISS THAT KILLED THE ONE WE LOVE (NO ONE WINS)) the band signed with the small indie label Tribunal Records to release their first EP, 91025 in the summer of 2004. Subsequently, He Is Legend signed with the more established label Solid State Records to release their full-length debut, I Am Hollywood, later the same year. After a two-year break, during which the band only released a split EP with the band Classic Case (entitled BLACK UNICORN), He Is Legend returned with their second full-length, SUCK OUT THE POISON in the fall of 2006 and IT HATES YOU in 2009.